Raising the Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy in Special Schools

Numeracy, literacy and communication skills will be essential for our learners’ development and wellbeing. We shall be looking at many evidence-led creative and multi-sensory approaches to teaching in these areas. We want all learners have access to a full and meaningful curriculum as far as possible and this course will explore how this can be done in our unique circumstances.

  • Develop and evaluate and review your literacy and numeracy curriculum
  • Create a toolbox of inclusive and engaging and relevant games/activities
  • Understand the impact high expectations have on our learners
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

As well as covering the basics, we will be looking at the importance of providing a wide range of reading and stimulus materials, and a wide range of approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy. 

Throughout the course, we will be looking at examples of individual needs and exploring how learners can apply their skills in relevant contexts as part of their development of life skills, communication skills and independence.

  • Develop confidence in teaching literacy and numeracy to learners with a range of disabilities 
  • Develop a toolkit of ideas to make literacy and numeracy exciting
  • Use a concrete-pictorial-abstract sequence help embed learning
  • Understand the hierarchy of, and prerequisites to, learning
  • Ensure learning is accessible, diverse and inclusive
  • Create dynamic, challenging and exciting schemes of work


This course is appropriate for special schools.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
04 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

10 November 2021
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
18 November 2021
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
07 January 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
17 January 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
20 January 2022
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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